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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Saturday, 31 January 2015

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On December - 31 death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  Death of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443) on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472) on this day in history.  

1535  Death of William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  On December - 31 death of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1610  On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  On this day in history giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on December - 31.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

1673  Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on December - 31.  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1733  On this day in history hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1742  On December - 31 death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  On December - 31 death of jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)  

1802  On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.